Rhinotheca
Rhinotheca Rhi`no*the"ca, n.; pl. {Rhinothec[ae]}. [NL., from gr. ???, ???, the nose + ??? case.] (Zo["o]l.) The sheath of the upper mandible of a bird. [1913 Webster]

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  • rhinotheca — noun The horny covering of the upper part of a birds beak …   Wiktionary

  • rhinotheca — rhi·no·theca …   English syllables

  • rhinotheca — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhinothecae — Rhinotheca Rhi no*the ca, n.; pl. {Rhinothec[ae]}. [NL., from gr. ???, ???, the nose + ??? case.] (Zo[ o]l.) The sheath of the upper mandible of a bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • naricorn — noun rhinotheca …   Wiktionary

  • Cranial kinesis — is the term for significant movement of skull bones relative to each other in addition to movement at the joint between the upper and lower jaw. It is usually taken to mean relative movement between the upper jaw and the braincase[1]. Most… …   Wikipedia

  • naricorn — ˈna(a)rəˌkȯrn noun Etymology: Latin naris nostril + cornu horn more at horn : the horny segment of the rhinotheca covering the nostrils of albatrosses and some other birds …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhinothecal — adjective see rhinotheca …   Useful english dictionary

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